Alpha Phi Alpha
Alpha Phi Alpha, the first intercollegiate Greek-letter fraternity established for African American Men, was founded at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York by seven college men who recognized the need for a strong bond of brotherhood among African descendants in this country. The visionary founders, known as the “Jewels” of the fraternity, are Henry Arthur Callis, Charles Henry Chapman, Eugene Kinckle Jones, George Biddle Kelley, Nathaniel Allison Murray, Robert Harold Ogle, and Vertner Woodson Tandy.
The fraternity initially served as a study and support group for minority students who faced racial prejudice, both educationally and socially, at Cornell. The Jewel founders and early leaders of the fraternity succeeded in laying a firm foundation for Alpha Phi Alpha’s principles of scholarship, fellowship, good character, and the uplifting of humanity.
President: Lennon J. McNeill
VP: Erran Greene
Secretary: Busani Mhlanga
Parliamentarian: Ky’shawn Ralls
Kappa Alpha Psi
Kappa Alpha Psi was founded on the campus of Indiana University on January 5, 1911. The Fraternity’s fundamental purpose is achievement. Early in this century, African-American students were actively dissuaded from attending college. Formidable obstacles were erected to prevent the few who were enrolled from assimilating into co-curricular campus life. This ostracism characterized Indiana University in 1911, causing Elder W. Diggs, Byron K. Armstrong, and eight other black students to form Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, which remains the only Greek letter organization with its 1st Chapter on the University’s campus. The founders sought a formula that would immediately raise the sights of black collegians and stimulate them to accomplishments higher than they might have imagined. Fashioning achievement as it’s purpose, Kappa Alpha Psi began uniting college men of culture, patriotism and honor in a bond of fraternity. The Rho Zeta chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Inc. was chartered on the campus Methodist University on June 5, 2013.
National Website: www.kappasigma.org
Kappa Sigma is the largest social fraternity in the world with more than 200,000 living members, including over 20,000 undergraduates and 320 chapters and colonies throughout the United States and Canada. The Pi-Mu colony was founded at Methodist in the Fall of 2008. The men of Kappa Sigma dedicate time to support their national philanthropy of Military Heroes, while helping out in the local community as well. As a values-based men’s fraternity, Kappa Sigma is focused upon the Four Pillars of Fellowship, Leadership, Scholarship and Service.
Lambda Chi Alpha
Chapter Website: Under Construction
National Website: www.lambdachi.org
Lambda Chi Alpha was founded in 1909. Lambda Chi Alpha is an International Fraternity that centers itself around seven core values. These values are: Loyalty, Duty, Respect, Service and Stewardship, Honor, Integrity, and Personal Courage. Lambda Chi Alpha was the first Fraternity to completely ban hazing in 1972. Also, there are no “pledges” in Lambda Chi Alpha. Once an individual joins, they become an Associate Member who are able to vote, hold office, etc. The only thing that separates an Associate Member from a full member is the Ritual. Lambda Chi Alpha joined the Methodist University campus in Spring 2009.
Omega Psi Phi
On the evening of November 17, 1911, Omega Psi Phi was founded inside the Science Building (later renamed Thirkield Hall) at Howard University located in Washington, D.C. Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. is the first international fraternal organization founded on the campus of a historically black college. From the initials of the Greek phrase meaning “friendship is essential to the soul” the name Omega Psi Phi was derived. That phrase was selected as the motto. “Manhood, Scholarship, Perseverance and Uplift” were adopted as Cardinal Principles. There are many notable Omega Men recognized as leaders in the arts, the sciences, academics, athletics, business, civil rights, education, government, and science sectors at the local, national and international level. Omega Psi Phi was founded at Methodist in Spring 2018.
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